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Ill. Supreme Court to review $600M transmission project

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NYSERDA prepares for Dec. 15 BOEM offshore wind auction | N.D., S.D. Sioux tribes seek to add up to 2 GW installed wind capacity | Innergex begins operations at 150-MW project in Canada
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NYSERDA prepares for Dec. 15 BOEM offshore wind auction
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has submitted the documents necessary to qualify for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Dec. 15 offshore wind leasing round in New York. "If NYSERDA is successful in the bidding, we will engage all involved stakeholders and ensure that offshore wind in New York is developed responsibly," said NYSERDA President and CEO John Rhodes. (U.K.) (11/30) 
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N.D., S.D. Sioux tribes seek to add up to 2 GW installed wind capacity
Seven Sioux tribes in the Dakotas are in the early stages of developing a wind complex that would cover six reservations and have an installed wind capacity up to 2 gigawatts, according to this piece. The tribes, which have organized under the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority, are expected to build the projects in several phases.
Midwest Energy News (12/1) 
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Solutions Brief: EU Privacy Shield Compliance
Having customers or employees in the EU requires you to have an approved EU Data Transfer mechanism in place. Those who previously relied on Safe Harbor for compliance now officially have a replacement with the new Privacy Shield Framework. This Solutions Brief provides a summary of each of the EU Data Transfer mechanisms, benefits & tradeoffs, case studies and solution options. Read the Brief now to Learn More
Project Focus
Innergex begins operations at 150-MW project in Canada
Innergex has begun operations at its 150-megawatt Mesgi'g Ugju's'n project in Quebec, Canada, featuring 46 3.2-MW M114 machines and one MM92 turbine from Senvion. Senvion said that LM Wind was responsible for manufacturing the blades and towers. (U.K.) (12/2) 
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EDF orders Vestas turbines for 3 projects in France
Vestas has agreed to supply EDF Energies Nouvelles with turbines for three projects in France with a combined capacity of 112 megawatts, said the companies. Vestas said that the wind farms would use a combination of its V126 3.45-MW, V117 3.45-MW and V90 2-MW machines. (U.K.) (12/1) 
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Nordex wins turbine supply deal with GP Joule in Germany
German wind developer GP Joule has ordered 3.6-megawatt N131/3600 turbines from Nordex for a project in northern Germany, according to the companies. Nordex said that it is the first order it has received for the line, which it launched in September.
SeeNews Renewables (12/1) 
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Operations & Maintenance
Global Marine assumes control of CWind assets
UK subsea cable firm Global Marine Systems has assumed full control of CWind after acquiring a majority interest in the latter earlier this year. Combined, the entities said they operate 22 crew transfer vessels and provide a wide range of services for offshore wind farm operators in Europe.
SeeNews Renewables (12/1) 
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Economy, Energy & Trends
Analysis: UK expands offshore wind industry with new projects
The UK -- home to an installed offshore wind capacity of 5.1 gigawatts and another 4.5 GW being built -- is a global leader in offshore wind production, according to this analysis. Observers say the industry has been growing in recent years and that new projects only serve to cement its position.
CleanTechnica (12/1) 
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Policy Watch
Ill. Supreme Court to review $600M transmission project
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The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a 2014 case in which the Illinois Commerce Commission moved to block a $600 million transmission line from Rock Island Clean Line that would carry wind energy from Iowa to Grundy County, Ill. Rock Island said the project would benefit the local economy, create construction jobs and help clean energy businesses within the state.
Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (12/1) 
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Three surprising facts about modern Texas wind farms
Throw a dart at a map of Texas, and you've got a good shot at hitting a wind farm. With 117 projects online, Texas leads the nation when it comes to wind power. In September 2015, Comanche County, Texas joined the boom when Logan's Gap Wind Farm opened. Read more.
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